Research In Technology Adn Second Language Learning

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Zhao (Michigan State U.) presents a collection of 17 articles reporting on empirical studies on the effective use of computer- assisted language learning (CALL). Written by 27 academics and researchers, all but one from the U.S., the majority of the articles were previously published in scholarly journals and books. Following an overview of research in CALL the articles are organized into sections according to the ways technology can be used in language education to improve input, to support communicative practice, to improve feedback, and to construct a system-level language learning environment. The text concludes with a look at future directions for CALL in light of emerging trends in technology development and their implications for future research and development. No subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593111915
  • Publisher: Information Age Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Series: Research in Second Language Learning Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 472
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.95 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Overview
1 Guiding principles for scientific inquiry and implications for research on technology and language education 3
2 Recent developments in technology and language learning : a literature review and meta-analysis 17
3 CALL in the year 2000 : still in search of research paradigms? 39
4 The use of technology for second language learning and teaching : a retrospective 61
Pt. II Enhancing input through technology
Introduction : the importance of input and the potential of technology for enhancing input 95
5 Research on text comprehension in multimedia environments 103
6 The effect of multimedia annotation modes on L2 vocabulary acquisition : a comparative study 133
7 The effects of listeners' control of speech rate on second language comprehension 165
8 Using instructional video to teach culture to beginning foreign language students 191
9 Leveling the playing field : a study of captioned interactive video for second language learning 225
Pt. III Engaging learners in communicative practices through technology
Introduction : the role of communicative practices and talking with and through the computer 249
10 Virtual dialogues with native speakers : the evaluation of an interactive multimedia method 259
11 The non-neutrality of technology : a theoretical analysis and empirical study of computer mediated communication technologies 281
12 Preliminary tests of language learning in a speech-interactive graphics micro-world 317
Pt. IV Providing feedback through technology
Introduction : the role of feedback and technology in SLA 337
13 The use of speech recognition software as an English language oral assessment instrument : an exploratory study 345
14 Exploiting the potential of a computer-based grammar checker in conjunction with self-monitoring strategies with advanced level students of French 363
15 Explicit pronunciation training using automatic speech recognition technology 379
Pt. V Creating a language education environment with technology
Introduction : the essence of second language education and technology integration 401
16 Using the Web in elementary French and German courses : quantitative and qualitative study results 409
17 The future of research in technology and second language education : challenges and possibilities 445
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